Two policemen booked for 'fake encounter' in Karachi

Web Desk 05:41 PM | 5 Jan, 2021
Two policemen booked for 'fake encounter' in Karachi

KARACHI – Two policemen in Sindh capital have been booked for ‘killing’ a man near Habib Bank Chowk, SITE area in a fake encounter.

A case was lodged against Constable Jahangir and Shabbir Ahmed under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Site A Section police station, where they are deployed.

The incident occurred on January 3 when the victim, Sultan Nazeer- a student of Bachelors, had gone to Metroville in SITE from his home in Garden to mourn the death of a relative. He booked an online motorcycle service to get back home.

The FIR further stated that when the complainant, found out that his cousin did not return home, he traced the number of the rider who had picked his cousin up.

The rider told him that some cops had shot dead Nazeer. Policemen opened fire on them when they reached near Habib Bank Chowk in the SITE area, he quoted the rider in FIR. The rider further stated that he escaped the spot.

On asking about the incident, the petrol station employee told me that the police had killed a robber last night.

The family alleged the police officials for staging a fake encounter. Police officers falsely implicated Nazeer in a robbery and claimed to have a seized a bike from his possession when the deceased did not know how to ride a motorcycle.

SSP Kemari disputed with the version of the deceased family. He said the motorcycle recovered from the possession of the youngster was snatched while some documents which were snatched from a person during a mugging bid have also been recovered from his possession.

A probe body was formed under the supervision of SP Baldia to ascertain the facts. Strict action will be taken against the officials if found guilty, he added.

Earlier on January 2, five Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) officials have been arrested for allegedly killing a young man, Usama Satti, in Islamabad.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


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